Welcome to the Sony Ericsson Naite review. Released late 2009 we think the Naite (C901 replacement?) is probably the cheapest in price and design made by the company.  It is supposedly made from environmentally friendly ‘as possible’ materials.

This was the first SE phone that we noticed their new naming system.  Instead of model numbers we now have names! It also uses the latest FLASH based user interface for SE which is pretty to look at and easy enough for most to use.

We only briefly demo’ed the phone at the airport so can only say a few things about the phone.  It is physically quite small but at first looks and feels cheap for a Sony Ericsson! However it is way ahead of the cheapest models by other manufacturers eg ZTE.  The lovely screen and responsiveness help the toy like feel fade into the background but the feeling is still there. (The partial metal rear helps.)

In terms of functionality the Naite has it all for voice and messaging.  Being a 3G model helps.  An OK web browser, Sony music system, Youtube compatible and MS Exchange email are probably the most useful.  It is not a multimedia phone although has some capability.  The phone works fast and any lag is actually the graphic animation being performed.

Cheap for a Sony Ericsson but definitely not a nasty little mobile phone that is worth a look if the price is right (less than the RRP we got below) and your needs not excessive.  However we can think of better models for 2010 eg. Nokia C5.


  • Sony Ericsson Naite
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Tri-band 3G 850/1900/2100 (Dependent on country)
    HSDPA 3.6 Mbits data speed (download)
  • Design
    Candy bar
  • 108 x W47 x D12.6 mm
    Weight 84 grams
  • Display/s
    External TFT 240 x 320
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
    144 x 176 pixel main video camera 15FPS
    144 x 176 video call 15FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2
  • CPU
  • Memory
    Up to 100MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 16Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    FM Radio with RDS
    JAVA Apps
    Music and Media player
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    BST-33 3.7V 950mAh
    Up to 25 days Standby
    Up to 4.5 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    From $349 AUS 2010 (Outright)


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